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Tonight, in a fit of having nothing worth watching to offer, the cable company tossed out the classic gem, "It Came From Outer Space." Written by Ray Bradbury, it's the first movie in years I've watched that was older than I am. It was appalling to see how naive we were then, and despite Ray's excellence, how unimaginative. I'm sure he did his best, but one brilliant light amid a cloud of millions of dimmer souls makes little light. Still, it was fun to watch, and sad to say, the only person I recognized in the credits went on to fulfill his destiny by playing the professor in Gilligan's Island. That would have to be a shining light in the fundament of achievement for any actor. Poor sod...
I read a series of SF books back in the 70s, about a group of fearless heroes who travelled around the universes at near light speeds. However I was always amused by the descriptions of them plotting their courses to the next galaxy, as they were doing it using slide rules; no mention of computers anywhere. I wish I could remember either titles or author, I think they were (sort of) classics written sometime in the 30s.
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.
According to the wikipedia article[^], Bradbury wrote a 'screen treatment' for the movie, but the screenplay was written by someone else. Imagine writing an elegant application in C++, only to have the boss's nephew rewrite it in VBScript.
Roger Wright wrote:
the only person I recognized in the credits went on to fulfill his destiny by playing the professor in Gilligan's Island
That was Russell Johnson[^]. The man had an unreal military career before he became an actor.
During the meeting my employer spoke some unprofessional words to me so, I have left the meeting and told them about my resignation. After that my employer send the termination letter which is quoted that "You have been terminated as part of disciplinary action".
(After that incident, my employer contact me and promise to give good feedback when my future employers ask)
How can I inform my termination to my future employers during interview session?
Having bad ref from previous employer is always a problem and I am too curious about possible advice.
That said you can:
1. have recommendation from other people that the problematic boss
2. say you had disagreement with previous employer (insert good reason you'll formulate one peaceful morning) but globally you did good job (as someone else in the company can hopefully attest)
A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station....
My programs never have bugs, they just develop random features.
This is an unfortunate development, but your former employer is only trying to protect his own ass from future repercussions. Your best recourse is to inform potential future employers that your departure from this company was unpleasant, and entirely voluntary due to unprofessional and possibly illegal behavior of your supervisor. Emphasize your side of the story - that you left because of unprofessional conduct during a meeting, and that you were not terminated by the company - and make sure that any future employer hears this from you before hearing the other side of the story during a subsequent background check. If there were witnesses to this incident, it would be helpful to have contact information for them to hand over on request, or written descriptions of the event from them in your hand ready to hand over. This is definitely going to cause you some difficulty, unless the employer has a well-known reputation for bad behavior in the industry, but it's not insurmountable. Document everything you can, and best of luck to you!
That sucks. In the UK most decent firms have a sequence of HR procedures such as verbal warning, written warning, and a number of steps to be addressed before dismissal but not all firms have that. Certainly, get it in writing and document everything you can recall. It might not be needed but something written down will be fresh long after the mind has become clouded.
Best of luck.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
Dont offer any information about this topic in the interview, unless they bring it up. If it is brought up, be honest, but check your personal feelings at the door and try to state your side objectively.
Try to focus on what you are capable of and why you will be a great asset to the prospective employer.
I wouldnt depend on anything that a previous employer says what they will do verbally after you have left. You should get a written statement from them before you leave the office for the final time.
Terminating employment is often an uncomfortable situation both both sides. It's usually a very sticky situation, legally, for the employer. In my experience they will placate the employee because they are no longer an asset, and possibly out of sympathy from the person informing the employee of their termination.
Debugging is twice as hard a writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
--Brian W. Kernighan
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. It demands the same skill, devotion, insight, and even inspiration as the discovery of the simple physical laws which underlie the complex phenomena of nature."
But... which country are you in? I assume from phrasing, you're from India, but it's guess work. A lot of advice will be country dependent, such as elegibility for unemployment, etc.
Getting an agreed story in writing in exchange for agreeing not to sue my be possible.
I also would not trust them. Do you have a "Managery" sounding friend you can get to pretend to be checking your references in a few weeks time?
If you do have references at your former employer you can use, all the better. Otherwise, any future employer may get in touch with your last company anyway.
I don't have a lot of experience with this as an applicant though - I was with my previous company for a LONG time, and I got my current job due to good timing, a "give me a job" codeproject signature, and my articles and MFC forum postings. My last interview was much more me interviewing them as a possible employer than the other way around. I'm only showing off a little bit - if you're visibly active and decently skilled, you might be able to skip a lot of job search rubbish. Again, country dependent...
I am one of "those foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs". Yay me!
Those are pretty cool, if a little jumpy. But the concept and implementation is amazing.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom have decided to encourage users to associate their Windows 8 login to a Microsoft Account. There is one massive downside here.
My mother, while installing her new Win8 laptop, created a new Windows Live account (now renamed, yet again, to Microsoft Accounts) associated with her existing ISP email account. Now we'd like to change that to be a new "Outlook.com" email account, so she's not permanently tied to an ISP. Windows Live does not seem to allow changing the associated email address, or at least not as far as I can tell. Consequently, we can find no way of changing this.
I foresee some problems...
1. An ISP could go bust, effectively breaking the system.
2. She may want to change ISP in future, but her MS account is tied to the ISP account.
3. Any Metro app purchases are tied to her MS account, so reinstalling with a new account means she's lost any investment in apps, along with settings etc.
I've spent half a day struggling with this and come up a blank. Anyone got any suggestions?
Failing that, how on earth am I supposed to get support from MS nowadays for this kind of issue? I cannot seem to find any support info through their web sites anymore.
PS. I've tried the "Rename account" or "Change email account" options under Microsoft Account. These simply go to a page saying "The email address associated with your Microsoft account cannot be changed" message. Very helpful.
Ok, i have/had pretty much the exact same issue except i was testing out Win8 and i associated it with an old account that i dont use anymore. Long story short i didnt want to do that any more and faced the same issue you had.
You are not going to like this but here i go.
You can only change the email address associated with an id from a xbox ... yup that's right you have to use an xbox. Also you can only make a change to the account every 30 days. So if your mom just set it up she is going to have to wait 30 days before she can transfer her account to another email address. Oh yea linking your profile to an xbox counts as a change so you will have to wait 30 days *after* you add that profile to your xbox before you can actually change it.
After all that the process is pretty simple, just log into your xbox on that account then open then system menu and somewhere in there (cant remember exactly where) is the option to change your email address.
Don't comment your code - it was hard to write, it should be hard to read!
Yup. Somehow the Windows Phone Marketplace and the Windows 8 Store seem to use the same underlying customer database as xbox live!!!.
I first came across the issue 4 years ago when I got my xbox but then when I got a WinPhone 7 I needed to buy apps so I went though "the process".
Typically of MS, since they had already had a way to change the xbox live account, using an xbox, they figured that their job was already done. - Obviously a web-version of the form isn't necessary right? BTW Their official advice for those people without an xbox - Ask a friend if you can borrow theirs.
It looks like it's no longer possible[^] to change the default email address, though I did change from an ISP based login to a hotmail login about a year ago, so I don't know why they changed it.
My suggestion, though it's not ideal, is to create an alias on the live account and use it as the address for all emails and treat the current ISP based sign in like a username, then change all the notification options to use the alias.
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Thanks, can I encourage users/readers to flag this as "I have this issue", and ideally leave a comment objecting to the Win8 repercussions of this awful decision, so that MS may feel the need to act fast to resolve this horrible mess.
I know from experience that this has been broken for at least 10 months, probably longer. I ended up just making a new account. I think its safe to say they consider this to be a non-problem and don't have any intention of ever fixing it.
Rob Grainger wrote:
can I encourage users/readers to flag this as "I have this issue"
Anyone have a link? I'd be happy to waste a little time registering as also having the "problem" if someone thinks it'll help.
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.
It may be a new Microsoft idea or a temporary condition or a Microsoft reaction to the "mediacenter key" Windows 8 installation hack and the like. Right now there is the "rename account" link just below the email that reports "the email account cannot be changed". It is too illogical to be permanent.
Anyway, the right thing to do is to use a Microsoft Mail (Hotmail?) for the Microsoft Account. It will not go away prior to Microsoft and Windows 8. It is always possible to do that, but all bonuses like additional Sky Drive space will be lost.
In the beta Windows times I have configured several Windows 8 machines. Now I have exactly one real Windows 8 machine and my language settings still occasionally change on their own. The worst inconvenience is that programs either see or not the Ctrl+Shift+0 shortcut.
in user accounts you can add another account, the option looks to allow you to add a microsoft account although I haven't tried it through to completion and the option may only be there because the PC i saw this on was configured with a Local account.
I did try a microsoft account but I didn't want to run my local applications as an email address as they log things to a server using the windows user name. So I then added a local account and deleted my microsoft account
This doesn't help if your mother has been using the appstore etc but it may help if the account is still new enough to be mostly unused
I recently tackled this and found that it's a known issue that email addresses or liveIDs can't be changed right now. I've used my own domain for years now, while that domain isn't working, and they send the email to my current email account.